What are the benefits of yoga nidra

Nidra Yoga and its benefits

Nidra Yoga, "Yoga of Dreams" or "Psychic Dream" (Nidra Means sleep in Sanskrit) is a powerful systematic method, the result of the collection of ancient tantric techniques and rituals, studied by Master Swami Satyananda Saraswati in the 1960s. Write to Tania Preuss.

Swami Satyananda Saraswati (http://www.satyananda.net/inspirers/swami-satyananda-saraswati) was recognized internationally for his scientific research on yoga and health and inspired the world's first yoga university, Bihar Yoga Bharati in Munger, India.

Currently, research in the field of neuroscience supports the psychophysical healing effects being achieved in states similar to those of the Yoga nidraeven if they are not examined under this name.

The Nidra technique is fascinating and complete, works on all levels: psychophysical, physiological and vital and trusts your practitioner with unused and / or unknown mental states, which you can then use in your personal charity.

It occurs in a room of silence and calm with the body lying comfortably and well warmed as the body temperature usually drops. It is a physically passive practice, but one of its essential requirements is to stay awake with it Witness attitude and active awareness.

Through systematic instructions, the separation of external stimuli perceived by the sensory organs is gradually achieved, whereby "inner silence" in Sanskrit is achieved. Antar mouna.

Sankhalpa, positive statement

This powerful state of mind, which alternates between conscious wakefulness and unconscious dreaming without being subject to either of them, is known in modern psychology as the "hypnagic state".

Through spontaneous symbolic images or suggested visualizations, mental processes of eliminating memories and "impressions of the subconscious" (in Sanskrit, samskaras).

Another characteristic of nidra is that sankhalpa, a positive phrase with a very objective purpose that intervenes in the unconscious according to our needs and intentions: changing habits, improving innate talents, eliminating addictions and phobias, learning, memorizing, healing imbalances, etc. It is an ideal tool for mental rescheduling and for personal development.

The practice can be associated with previous physical work of stretching (Hatha Yoga) or accompanied by harmonizing sounds (Nada Yoga), creating synergies that are greatly enhanced and facilitate entry and persistence in this state of mind.

Its effects are cumulative and can be felt several days after the practice. In the long term there is one personal transformation very deep and broad in its practitioners. It is a very pleasant, healing, and beneficial experience.

It is highly recommended for those who are looking for:

  • Calm the mind, reduce stress, and lift the mood.
  • Find solutions in times of conflict.
  • Implementation of decisions and goals.
  • Stimulate personal will and self-esteem.
  • Develop and find your way.
  • Balance and adjustment emotionally or physiologically in times of transition into: personal crises, pregnancy, menopause, grief.
  • Relieve symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, insomnia, high blood pressure, etc.

Advantages inherent in practice:

  • Deep skeletal muscle relaxation, removal of blockages and physical pain.
  • Balance of the nervous system and increased production of endorphins, happiness hormones, and on the other hand lower levels of immunosuppressants, norepinephrine and cortisol.
  • Reducing the rhythm of our brain waves and harmonizing the two hemispheres.
  • Healing stress, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, high blood pressure ...
  • One hour of exercise is the same as four hours of natural sleep.
  • Developing and using the non-analytical mind for personal growth purposes.
  • Mental rescheduling and targeting.
  • Increased learning, memory, intuition, creativity skills.
  • Spontaneous manifestation of our internal potential and resources.
  • "Cleansing" of the subconscious and limiting memories.
  • Clarity to face conflicting situations.
  • Deep meditative states.
  • Expansion of altered states of mind.
  • Comprehensive harmonization.

Tania Preuss the teacher trained in Hatha Yoga by Cristina Mata has been teaching at various centers in Barcelona since 2002. Trained in sound therapies by Jacomina Kistemaker, among other things, he conducts regular sessions of yoga nidra and sounds, sound-vibration meditations and meditative auditions, with Tibetan bowls, drums, voices, among other things harmonic instruments.

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